- Asian stocks fall on weak Chinese manufacturing, oil slump Updated: Aug-03-15 12:38 am
BEIJING - Asian stocks fell Monday on weaker Chinese manufacturing and lower oil prices as investors looked ahead to U.S. data on factory output and employment.
- Climate change: Obama orders steeper cuts from power plants Updated: Aug-02-15 7:03 pm
WASHINGTON - Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led states.
- Trial set for lawsuit involving Iowa biodiesel explosion Updated: Aug-02-15 6:16 pm
MASON CITY, Iowa - A trial date has been set for a lawsuit against a Nebraska company stemming from an explosion at a northern Iowa biodiesel plant.
- Canadian rivers: Solution to Northeast's high energy prices? Updated: Aug-02-15 12:28 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Plenty of raw electricity sloshes around in Quebec's rivers and reservoirs, promising relief for U.S. northeasterners, who pay the nation's highest power costs. But getting those electrons to smartphones and air conditioners in Boston, Hartford and New York City is another matter entirely.
- Oregon LNG loses lawsuit over land easement for terminal Updated: Aug-02-15 12:04 pm
WARRENTON, Oregon - An Oregon energy company that wants to export liquefied natural gas has lost a lawsuit regarding a land easement.
- Things to know about Canadian hydropower in US Northeast Updated: Aug-02-15 11:46 am
Power produced by hydroelectric generators in Canada have played a part in the U.S. Northeast's electricity landscape for four decades, and experts say its role will only increase. Some points about current production and proposals to bring more Canadian power to the region:
- Idaho Power contests proposed central Idaho solar projects Updated: Aug-02-15 11:01 am
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho Power is asking state officials to rule that 10 solar projects proposed for central Idaho are instead one big project and should fall under a different set of regulations more favorable to the energy company.
- Coast Guard monitoring oil spill in northern New Jersey Updated: Aug-02-15 10:59 am
BAYONNE, New Jersey - Coast Guard crews are monitoring an oil spill that occurred when a tugboat struck a pier in northern New Jersey.
- After 3 years, Jordan refugee camp for Syrians now a city Updated: Aug-02-15 7:49 am
ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan - Only empty desert three years ago, the Mideast's largest camp for Syrian civil war refugees has grown from a town of tents into a bustling city.
- Arizona utilities on track to meet renewable energy goal Updated: Aug-01-15 6:43 pm
PHOENIX - Several Arizona utilities are poised to meet a goal of 6 percent of renewable energy use next year thanks to utility-scale and rooftop solar projects.
- Golden eagle dies 3 months after being released into wild Updated: Aug-01-15 5:42 pm
WALNUT CREEK, California - A young golden eagle rescued by firefighters and released from a wildlife hospital three months ago has died after being struck by a wind turbine, officials said.
- Work begins on University of Illinois solar farm Updated: Aug-01-15 4:04 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - A long-awaited solar farm is under construction at the University of Illinois and a campus official says it should be producing power by Christmas.
- How will Nevada handle Obama's historic anti-pollution push? Updated: Aug-01-15 2:55 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - The Obama administration is embarking on an unprecedented push to limit the amount of carbon pollution from the nation's power plants, and Nevada expects to find out this week how much it needs to reduce emissions.
- Florida power company gave $1 million to pro-Bush super PAC Updated: Aug-01-15 2:23 pm
WASHINGTON - The largest Florida corporate donor to a super political action committee backing former Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential run is NextEra Energy Inc., the company that owns electric utility giant Florida Power & Light.
- Gas tax increases by 7 cents in Washington state Updated: Aug-01-15 1:34 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash - The price of gas may be going down nationally, but Washington drivers - already paying above the national average - may see even higher prices at the pump following Saturday's 7-cent-per-gallon increase in the state's gas tax.
- More legal moves ahead in New Jersey's settlement with Exxon Updated: Aug-01-15 12:19 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - For a decade, New Jersey and Exxon Mobil Corp. were adversaries in a lawsuit the state filed seeking to make the oil giant pay for environmental damage it did at two sites where it operated refineries.
- AAA Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey gas prices down sharply Updated: Aug-01-15 10:35 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - Motorists are seeing sharply lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey.
- Mexico state: Indians approve embattled wind power project Updated: Jul-31-15 8:40 pm
MEXICO CITY - Residents of a heavily Indian area have approved the installation of a huge wind power project in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in southern Mexico, the Oaxaca state government said Friday.
- Pipeline companies won't move line from Arkansas watershed Updated: Jul-31-15 7:08 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Two subsidiaries of ExxonMobil said in a court filing Friday that they won't move the Pegasus Pipeline from beneath the watershed where Central Arkansas gets most of its drinking water.
- Ethics panel clears lawmakers in 2013 Azerbaijan trip Updated: Jul-31-15 6:41 pm
WASHINGTON - The House Ethics Committee said Friday it found no evidence of wrongdoing by a bipartisan group of lawmakers who went on a 2013 trip to Azerbaijan paid for by that country's government.
- Regulators close case questioning California reactor repairs Updated: Jul-31-15 6:18 pm
LOS ANGELES - Federal regulators have closed a case that questioned whether Southern California Edison violated government rules when it installed faulty equipment at the now-closed San Onofre nuclear power plant.
- With protest over, Shell prepares for Arctic Ocean drilling Updated: Jul-31-15 5:53 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Hours after a repaired Shell icebreaker eased past protesters in Oregon to join an Arctic drilling operation, the oil giant used other vessels in its flotilla to begin excavating off the coast of Alaska in hopes of confirming the presence of billions of barrels of crude below the ocean floor.
- State board fines Vermont Gas for silence on cost increase Updated: Jul-31-15 3:40 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The state Public Service Board on Friday announced it would fine Vermont Gas Systems $100,000 for its slowness in reporting the first of two big cost increases on its pipeline project to extend its system down the state's western side.
- State sees no threat to rare species from coal mine's growth Updated: Jul-31-15 3:28 pm
GRANTSVILLE, Maryland - The Maryland Department of the Environment says the growth of a coal mine near Grantsville is unlikely to threaten two rare aquatic species.
- Extended slump in oil taking toll on industry, economy Updated: Jul-31-15 2:40 pm
NEW YORK - As drivers, shippers and airlines continue to enjoy lower fuel prices, the oil industry is responding to much lower profits with sharp cuts in spending and employment that are hurting economic growth.